Please note the deadline for submission is Monday, September 4, 2023.
The following is in accordance with ACSTA Policy GP #10 Awards:
The Association may confer the following awards:
i. Life Membership;
ii. Honorary Life Membership;
iii. Faithful Steward Long Service;
iv. Meritorious Service; and
v. Appreciation awards,
consistent with the terms and references developed for those awards.
i. Life Membership
Awarded to all Past Presidents of the Association in recognition of dedicated service to the Association, as evidenced in:
- faithful commitment to Association business (allowing priority of time commitment to attend meetings and functions of the Association);
- constant accomplishment of all special duties assigned to Directors (both in local communication in a public relations capacity for the Association, and in overall dedication to special assignments);
- supportive and continuous service for Catholic education, as expressed through the Association; and
- personal leadership on the Board of Directors, enabling the Association to progress and grow.
ii. Honorary Life Membership
Awarded to a person (other than a trustee, without regard to religious affiliation, e.g. Alberta Learning officials, school district superintendents, school-based personnel, others) who has demonstrated outstanding kinship and support for Catholic education in Alberta, Northwest Territories, and/or Yukon. This award shall be presented to an individual on completion of that contributory office or when deemed appropriate. The nomination must be made by four trustees of a member board or by four Directors of ACSTA.
iii. Faithful Steward Long Service
Awarded in recognition of long service as a sitting trustee of a member board of the Association. Awards will be granted for 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service deemed recognizable by the local board and the ACSTA Officers (President, Vice-President and Executive Director). The trustee must be nominated by a member board.
iv. Meritorious Service
Awarded to school trustees of a member board of the Association in recognition of meritorious service deemed recognizable by the local board and the ACSTA Officers (President, Vice President, Executive Director). The trustee must be nominated by a member board and/or the ACSTA Board of Directors. School boards wishing to nominate a person are requested to complete the appropriate nomination form and provide an accompanying summary statement of the activities and service of the person nominated.
Awarded to an individual in appreciation of commitment and contribution to Catholic education in the province of Alberta, Northwest Territories, and/or Yukon. This award may be presented to anyone not classified in any of the above categories. The individual may be nominated by a member board or the ACSTA Board of Directors.